Just try not to grin on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my childhood, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who happens to have a few in her office. She's not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers equally are currently obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the tendency to some rise in the energetic side of design:"It is the nervousness folks get when they're decorating their homes that holds them back from becoming daring --I think folks are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little extra adventure into your home in the kind of a indoor hanging or swing chair, here's what you need to know. It's true, you can DIY it, however you need to know what you are doing--take it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful all about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Choose Your Location
Along with making sure that the swing itself can fit in your chosen place, you have to be sure that there's sufficient room about it. "Choose a place which allows for three or more feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on either side to stop hitting a wall or rail," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Locate the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second step, but it's definitely the most significant. You need to locate a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can not locate a solid ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's back to square one--with the ideal amount of space doesn't mean anything if it can not be safely installed .
"If you don't find a solid joist, installers risk attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling which can't support it, or worse--it can pull the ceiling down on the man or woman sitting in the swing," Chenkin states. "When the only place you've got for a swing can not support the load, then you have to take into account an alternate location or using a mounting plate."
And you have to be careful, because not all ceilings can hold the weight of a swing. When they look solid,"a few ceilings are purely cosmetic," he clarifies. "Most suspended ceilings aren't designed to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might have to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for the swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and also adding extra support.
Step 3: Install (and Check! ) ) |} the Mount
Once you've got your place --and a ceiling joist with proper support--it's time to set up the bracket. Thus, let's discuss weight loss demands:"A single individual swing should have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting a double swing requires two mounts.
Now, for the install. First, you have to pre-drill holes and use appropriate lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you have to test it out--before you really hang on the swing. "Test it together with your entire body weight by hanging the bracket," he clarifies.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"Once the bracket is set up, attach the swing and then double-check the swing cable or ropes to ensure it's solid," Chenkin states. When you hang on the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the proper elevation --typically that should be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.